Monday, August 27, 2012

Social Networking Matters

I checked over at CareerBuilder for their 2012 survey results and found the numbers down slightly, but there were a few interesting things. Of the 37% that checked your profile on a social networking site:
  • 65% did so to see if you are professionally representing yourself
  • 51% checking for a culture fit
  • 45% looking at qualifications

Only 12% were looking for things that might disqualify you. That's good news in that people are using your profiles as a positive way to round out your resume and application. However it doesn't mean that they won't end up finding something that disqualifies you. 34%, a third, found a reason not to hire people from something on their profile.

Watch what you write/post/say, or do.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Branding Yourself Talk in Denver

I'll be delivering my Branding talk at SQL Saturday #169 in Denver, CO on Sept 22, 2012. This event is being held at he Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church near Cherry Creek State Park.

I'm scheduled for 11:15, and the event is free, so come by if you can.